Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Making progress.......

Weird.  Blogger has just changed the way photos are loaded. Which possibly explains why there were problems downloading photos for a lot of bloggers over the last week.  It seems ok, other than I had a slight heart attack when the photos first appeared on my post, so large that I could only see 1/4 of the photo, once they all loaded they were at the correct size. Also all photos downloaded on to the post at once. Not what I wanted to do, but not a serious drama, and I can always re-arrange them.

I don't know why but I am not finding anything funny to write about lately either. I am sure that it directly relates to my crafty mojo. When I find my crafty mojo, I can't write anything funny, and vice versa.  

Anyway on to the post.  

Over the last week I have had time to work on this quilt. I finished the disappearing nine patch, now just have to do a couple of borders. I can complete the first border as I am going to use the chocolate bella solid that I used in the nine patch, but I want to wait until Pure yardage is out to use a print for the outer border. 

I can't believe how much my accuracy has improved on this quilt.  Just about every single point joins perfectly, woo hoo. Just goes to show that practice makes perfect.

I am finding it really difficult finding ways to display my work for photos.  I look through lots of photos where they look fabulous hung on fences, clotheslines, draped over furniture etc. I don't have a clothesline, and my fences are wire and only about 1 metre / 3 feet high , and I don't have any outside furniture that looks good with my quilts (they are too modern). I came up with hanging it over the balustrade at the top of the stairs, I think it looks quite good, but I can only show half of it otherwise it starts to slip over the railing.

Here is the table runner with the multi colour binding, I think it looks pretty good, and I'm glad I used it.

The next few days I am going to concentrate on crocheting some granny squares, as I have left them alone for the last couple of weeks.  I have a couple of things that I need to work on, otherwise I am going to be doing it at the last minute.


  1. Your quilt is looking really good. I know what you mean I have trouble with my blankets.
    I sellotape them on to my bench outside! Pity you cant put like a sticky fixer thing on the back and hang them on a wall or door or something. Mind the paintwork though!
    I haven't got a line either. I said to Garden Bell. 'I want a line!' Imagine then nearly 18 Blankets hanging on a line.....

    Pouring of rain here.
    Love to you Suex

  2. Your disappearing 9-patch is just yummy! I am not especially partial to browns and neutrals, so I am surprised at just how much I like that quilt.

    The floral fabric was perfect for binding the runner! You've given me courage to be more adventurous with my binding in the future.

  3. Your quilt looks really good. I like the layout and the color choice. The table runner with the colorful boarder is wonderful. It is a shame you don't have a lot of places to display your quilts - they are pieces of art.

  4. The binding looks fab on your table runner. It brings together all of the colours in the fabrics perfectly.

  5. You are a quilting maestro!!

    I love your quilts and they are seriously inspiring but despair I cannot see well enough anymore to judge straight lines. So I am unable to quilt, much to my disappointment and I am sure my husbands delight.

    He thinks the house is already to full of my stash!!


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